LINCOLN - Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) Scott R. Frakes, released photos of some of the contraband confiscated during recent searches conducted at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. At the beginning of September'... Read More

OMAHA — A Douglas County jury has found an ex-convict guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old Omaha woman. It took them less than an hour to find 40-year-old Jeremiah Connelly guilty of killing Jeanna Wilcoxen one year ago, dump'... Read More

YORK, Neb. (AP) — A mosquito species native to tropical climates and known to carry the Zika virus has been found in Nebraska. State health officials said Tuesday in a news release that the Aedes aegypti mosquito was recently found in southeaste'... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that $150 million is now available through its Comm'... Read More

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman issued statements following news that radical anti-agriculture groups had called for a moratorium on livestock production in Nebraska. A'... Read More

BEATRICE - A judge has set a new trial date for known sex offender and suspected murderer, Joshua Keadle. The judge scheduled the trial of 38-year-old Joshua Keadle to begin January 27, 2020. Keadle's attorney requested more time to prepare for th'... Read More

LINCOLN — Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) released its 2020 Construction Program, which details transportation projects scheduled for funding over the next year and identifies those planned for construction in the followin'... Read More

LINCOLN – The Nebraska State Penitentiary is moving off of lockdown status, but will remain on modified operations, at least through the weekend. Visiting hours remain canceled until further notice. Scott R. Frakes, director of the Nebraska Depa'... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Administrators say they will be reviewing policies and procedures for investigating sexual violence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln — action that students and staffers have been seeking for months. Administrators wil'... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials are investigating several cases of severe pulmonary disease linked to smoking e-cigarettes, or vaping. The state Health and Human Services Department said Tuesday that health care providers should r'... Read More

LINCOLN – Plagued by a string of unrelated assaults, weapons and drug contraband, the Nebraska State Penitentiary was placed on lockdown this morning - and it will remain that way until further notice. Prisons Director Scott Frakes says he is ta'... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will clamp down on so-called revenge porn, take aim at scam phone calls from fake numbers and prohibit eyeball tattooing under new state laws that go into effect Sunday. The new laws officially go on the books three'... Read More

GRAND ISLAND—There is fun for everyone at the 150th Nebraska State Fair and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) investigators even had the chance to test their skills at the Wade Shows Carnival—but it was not all just fun and games when the fair began la'... Read More

CALLAWAY—This weekend the sky will be filled with beautiful kites of all shapes and sizes as part of the 29th Annual Callaway Kite Flight. As Zach Meyer with J.R. Meyer Insurance Agency puts it, the weekend is “an amazing spectacle.” Profess'... Read More